Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell has confirmed that he will indeed be making a return to the Le Golf National Course in Versailles, France in July as he bids to become only the second golfer in the history of the game to win the event three times in a row.
The French Open tees off on the 2nd of July and will conclude on the 5th and McDowell will be hoping to emulate the achievements the one man whose name has entered into the folklore of the French Open – Marcel Dallemagne of France, who won the title three times on the bounce.
Dustin Johnson is a professional golfer from the United States of America who is currently plying his trade with one of the premier golf tours in the world, the US PGA Tour.
Johnson is one of the longest drivers in the world at the moment and he was a constant present in the driving distance rankings of the US PGA Tour and ranked on that list for three consecutive seasons between 2009 and 2013.
Johnson has been a regular inside the top ten of the Official World Golf Rankings and has reached a career high ranking of fourth once in his career.
Brandel Chamblee has slammed veteran American golfer Phil Mickelson for his criticism of Tom Watson, the United States Ryder Cup skipper and even going on to call him a liar.
Chamblee is no stranger to controversy and he has regularly courted controversy for his outspoken criticism of players, especially Tiger Woods, but with the former world number one out of action till December, he has turned his attentions to Lefty.
The PGA championship gets underway in a week’s time and the pundits of the game set sights on various players who have the tendency to win it this time along. This year the PGA Championship is to be played at the Valhalla. The course is one of the most renowned courses of the golfing world and many players have found it difficult to cope with it. Sergio Garcia is among such players who have come out saying that it is really difficult to cope with the course and he finds it difficult playing over in this course and score some good shots.
As PGA USA championship gets underway the round one saw Adam Scott currently world number 2 faced problems of in the first round as he lacked the edge of scoring it big. Currently a week ago he was dethroned from world number 1 position and this week he was finding problems in making things the way he wanted to. Currently he was at 71 at even par on a day which was perfect from scoring. After his dismal performance in the first round of the PGA championship the player was found heading directly for a practice session.
Rickie Fowler, who always dominates the headlines for his fashionable aura on the court is again back in news for his style statement but this time for a nobler reason- the 25 year old young golfer is all set to go retro at the US Open in the honor of his idol Stewart (Payne).
Rarely has Phil Mickelson drawn back from any sort of suspense, although it’s mostly restricted to his gameplay. This 4 times major champion had to withdraw from Texas Open during the previous week after he pulled a muscle badly on the right side. He has waited substantially to draw an end to the guessing game about whether or not he will play in the Master in the upcoming week.
Mike Furyk gave some invaluable advice to his son Jim as he was playing in the World Golf Championship – Accenture Match Play Championship at Dove Mountain in Arizona.
Jim Furyk stated that he thought his father was just telling him not to get out of his comfort zone and playing differently than what he is used to. He mentioned that his dad told him not to change his style too much or even try to hit the ball higher and farther than he is capable of.
Golf has become a sport that many people these days tend to perform and for this fact it is necessary for them to acquire the right techniques and the right strength to handle the equipment for a better performance. You may ask: "What has strength to do with all these?" and the answer to this question will be found within this article.
The Miracle Man of Medinah Ian Poulter has been warned that his heroics of last year in the Ryder Cup do not guarantee him a free pass to get into the European team for the next year when the tournament tees off at Gleneagles.
It was believed that Poulter was guaranteed a place in the European team after his extraordinary birdie spree on the Saturday morning in Chicago lifted the European team from the dust where it had been lying bleeding throughout the week before setting up the drama on the final day which saw the American team beaten again.